Outline for 2022

Draft Activities List 2022

Semesters – First, early February to late June; Second, early August to end November.



International affairs – Gerry Engwerda, five sessions over 5 weeks, zoom only

  • Tibet – the British, the Chinese and the explorers
  • Eastern Europe after the collapse of the USSR
  • The great world population decline
  • The origins of the English language
  • Burma – why it matters.

Possible continuation of Sustainability – Bruce Key, also zoom only.

Astronomy – Peter Lazarus, 3 sessions every 2 weeks from 15 February, zoom only

                  The Sun

                  The Moon and its effect on Earth

                  The planets

Marine and aquatic science – Dan Ierodiaconou and Deakin colleagues, Joan Powling,…, hybrid.

Japan under the Shoguns, 3 or 4 sessions at 2 weekly intervals, face to face – Peter Hankinson

One-offs – all face to face only

Impressions of Egypt – Bill Gardner.

Homer, the Iliad, the Odyssey and Jason and the argonauts interpreted through a trip to Greece – Bill Gardner.

Fossil bed at Spring Creek – Bill Gardner.

Kew Gardens – John Sheeley

Book presentation – Wendy Scarfe

Votive Nails – Chris How

Physics for Fun – Robyn Archer

Tips for Public Speaking – Katy Jeans

Mark Twain’s World Tour 1895-1896 – Peter Hankinson

Field Naturalists Group. – Jan Mitchell

Classes/discussion groups

An introduction to Philosophy – Keith Purdie, 6-10 classes @ 2-week spacing

Computers and smartphones – Robyn Harlock. Up to 14 classes.

IPhones and IPads. 6 classes

Computers. 8 classes

Geology of Western Victoria – Bill Gardner and John Sherwood, 3 classes as a joint effort.

Presentation by Bill Gardner of a talk by Ross Cayley.

Upper Wimmera catchment geology, a landscape 500 million years in the making


Cultural diversity in Warrnambool – TBD. 6 sessions/themes. Our Multicultural Community – List to be confirmed but – Chinese, Thai, Dutch, Gunditj, Sudanese, Indian.

Social support and interactions in Warrnambool – Robyn Harlock. 16+ sessions of presentation followed by discussions.

Joe-Anne Nicholas – Project Director (Manager, OzChild Western region)

Mark Powell – WRAD Operations Manager

ACT Counselling

SMART Recovery

Brophy Youth Services

The United Nations System – Peter Dexter. 6 sessions, to include individual research and input to discussions. Probably semester 2.

Small group activities

Mah Jong – Barb Phipps

Cryptics – Barb Phipps

Book club – Barb Phipps

Fine music – Peter Hankinson

Film appreciation – Peter Hankinson

Live Music

Anita Hoekstra recital

Julie McErlain and partners recital

Phillip Shaw choirs



Warrnambool History Walk

Fossil bed at Spring Creek

Heritage Works – Glenys Phillpot; re Pioneer Board – introduction to early Warrnambool Pioneers

Warrnambool Art gallery

New Library

Deakin Interactions

To be confirmed